Columbia LLM | 2019-2020 Applicants


SoConfused
Has anyone heard back from Columbia in the past weeks? All this waiting is killing me.
Has anyone heard back from Columbia in the past weeks? All this waiting is killing me.
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LLM2019GO
I was put on the waitlist in early April and I haven't heard anything since then.

Columbia is my dream university and I hope I will get in.

[Edited by LLM2019GO on Apr 23, 2019]

I was put on the waitlist in early April and I haven't heard anything since then.

Columbia is my dream university and I hope I will get in.
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SoConfused
I was put on the waitlist in early April and I haven't heard anything since then.

Columbia is my dream university and I hope I will get in.


Thanks for replying, I haven't heard back at all. I guess it's just wait and see for us then.
[quote]I was put on the waitlist in early April and I haven't heard anything since then.

Columbia is my dream university and I hope I will get in.[/quote]

Thanks for replying, I haven't heard back at all. I guess it's just wait and see for us then.
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I did not hear back from Columbia until April 11 when I received my admission email. I wrote back to Columbia telling them that even when I was glad to be accepted, I would not be attending and that I was pretty upset and disappointed in their admissions procedure and that their answer arrived in Mid-April when most law schools have a deadline to accept offers on April 1st.

A few hours later, Columbia replied that they "regret that they were unable to respond sooner".
I did not hear back from Columbia until April 11 when I received my admission email. I wrote back to Columbia telling them that even when I was glad to be accepted, I would not be attending and that I was pretty upset and disappointed in their admissions procedure and that their answer arrived in Mid-April when most law schools have a deadline to accept offers on April 1st.

A few hours later, Columbia replied that they "regret that they were unable to respond sooner".

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LLM2019GO
Columbia's admission process is probably the worst of all. UChicago, on the other hand, received the same amount of application than Columbia and provided an answer to all applicants on February 12...

[Edited by LLM2019GO on Apr 24, 2019]

Columbia's admission process is probably the worst of all. UChicago, on the other hand, received the same amount of application than Columbia and provided an answer to all applicants on February 12...
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I received an email from the committee, apologizing for the delay in the decision on financial aid. They said they cannot offer me 'significant'' financial aid at the moment and that they would 'understand' if I cannot attend the programme because of that. They are willing to speak to me over the phone to discuss my 'options'. Looking at their response, though I have scheduled a phone call, I am not expecting anything to come out of it.

Anyone else hear something similar?
I received an email from the committee, apologizing for the delay in the decision on financial aid. They said they cannot offer me 'significant'' financial aid at the moment and that they would 'understand' if I cannot attend the programme because of that. They are willing to speak to me over the phone to discuss my 'options'. Looking at their response, though I have scheduled a phone call, I am not expecting anything to come out of it.

Anyone else hear something similar?
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TSB
wow... almost word for word! Sickly, did they get back to you when you responded asking for that call? I responded instantly asking to schedule that phonecall ASAP but have yet to hear back...
The exact message to me was:
" I apologize that it has taken us so long to get back to you regarding your request for financial assistance. It has become clear to us that we are not going to be able to offer you significant financial assistance at this time, much as we would like to.

If you would like to discuss your options, please let me know and we'll set up a time to speak. Otherwise, I would appreciate your letting us know by next week, May 1, whether you will be able to join the Program."

I read the above the same as you, but my only question is what is "substantial" fin aid and if they can't offer substantial aid does that mean they won't offer anything? And why mention "at this time"? This is not clear at all... I wish they had just said they cannot offer any assistance and give me the deadline, this is unnecessarily cryptic.

I received an email from the committee, apologizing for the delay in the decision on financial aid. They said they cannot offer me 'significant'' financial aid at the moment and that they would 'understand' if I cannot attend the programme because of that. They are willing to speak to me over the phone to discuss my 'options'. Looking at their response, though I have scheduled a phone call, I am not expecting anything to come out of it.

Anyone else hear something similar?
wow... almost word for word! Sickly, did they get back to you when you responded asking for that call? I responded instantly asking to schedule that phonecall ASAP but have yet to hear back...
The exact message to me was:
" I apologize that it has taken us so long to get back to you regarding your request for financial assistance. It has become clear to us that we are not going to be able to offer you significant financial assistance at this time, much as we would like to.

If you would like to discuss your options, please let me know and we'll set up a time to speak. Otherwise, I would appreciate your letting us know by next week, May 1, whether you will be able to join the Program."

I read the above the same as you, but my only question is what is "substantial" fin aid and if they can't offer substantial aid does that mean they won't offer anything? And why mention "at this time"? This is not clear at all... I wish they had just said they cannot offer any assistance and give me the deadline, this is unnecessarily cryptic.

[quote]I received an email from the committee, apologizing for the delay in the decision on financial aid. They said they cannot offer me 'significant'' financial aid at the moment and that they would 'understand' if I cannot attend the programme because of that. They are willing to speak to me over the phone to discuss my 'options'. Looking at their response, though I have scheduled a phone call, I am not expecting anything to come out of it.

Anyone else hear something similar?[/quote]
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Columbia's admission process is probably the worst of all. UChicago, on the other hand, received the same amount of application than Columbia and provided an answer to all applicants on February 12...


Definitely, I'm going to UChicago...
[quote]Columbia's admission process is probably the worst of all. UChicago, on the other hand, received the same amount of application than Columbia and provided an answer to all applicants on February 12...[/quote]

Definitely, I'm going to UChicago...
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They have not responded about scheduling a phone call, which is also so tardy considering they want me to make a decision by 1 May. I also found their response to be rather ridiculous. After a month and a half of giving me admission, they tell me I might not be able to afford it and that can't be helped now. Why bother with the farce of giving aid in the first place.


wow... almost word for word! Sickly, did they get back to you when you responded asking for that call? I responded instantly asking to schedule that phonecall ASAP but have yet to hear back...
The exact message to me was:
" I apologize that it has taken us so long to get back to you regarding your request for financial assistance. It has become clear to us that we are not going to be able to offer you significant financial assistance at this time, much as we would like to.

If you would like to discuss your options, please let me know and we'll set up a time to speak. Otherwise, I would appreciate your letting us know by next week, May 1, whether you will be able to join the Program."

I read the above the same as you, but my only question is what is "substantial" fin aid and if they can't offer substantial aid does that mean they won't offer anything? And why mention "at this time"? This is not clear at all... I wish they had just said they cannot offer any assistance and give me the deadline, this is unnecessarily cryptic.

I received an email from the committee, apologizing for the delay in the decision on financial aid. They said they cannot offer me 'significant'' financial aid at the moment and that they would 'understand' if I cannot attend the programme because of that. They are willing to speak to me over the phone to discuss my 'options'. Looking at their response, though I have scheduled a phone call, I am not expecting anything to come out of it.

Anyone else hear something similar?
They have not responded about scheduling a phone call, which is also so tardy considering they want me to make a decision by 1 May. I also found their response to be rather ridiculous. After a month and a half of giving me admission, they tell me I might not be able to afford it and that can't be helped now. Why bother with the farce of giving aid in the first place.


[quote]wow... almost word for word! Sickly, did they get back to you when you responded asking for that call? I responded instantly asking to schedule that phonecall ASAP but have yet to hear back...
The exact message to me was:
" I apologize that it has taken us so long to get back to you regarding your request for financial assistance. It has become clear to us that we are not going to be able to offer you significant financial assistance at this time, much as we would like to.

If you would like to discuss your options, please let me know and we'll set up a time to speak. Otherwise, I would appreciate your letting us know by next week, May 1, whether you will be able to join the Program."

I read the above the same as you, but my only question is what is "substantial" fin aid and if they can't offer substantial aid does that mean they won't offer anything? And why mention "at this time"? This is not clear at all... I wish they had just said they cannot offer any assistance and give me the deadline, this is unnecessarily cryptic.

[quote]I received an email from the committee, apologizing for the delay in the decision on financial aid. They said they cannot offer me 'significant'' financial aid at the moment and that they would 'understand' if I cannot attend the programme because of that. They are willing to speak to me over the phone to discuss my 'options'. Looking at their response, though I have scheduled a phone call, I am not expecting anything to come out of it.

Anyone else hear something similar?[/quote][/quote]
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Harvey Spe...
Columbia is a joke. This thread makes it clear that they only care about the money.They do not give a sh*t about applicants unless they want to make sure that they have the money.

Columbia's admission process is probably the worst of all. UChicago, on the other hand, received the same amount of application than Columbia and provided an answer to all applicants on February 12...
Columbia is a joke. This thread makes it clear that they only care about the money.They do not give a sh*t about applicants unless they want to make sure that they have the money.

[quote]Columbia's admission process is probably the worst of all. UChicago, on the other hand, received the same amount of application than Columbia and provided an answer to all applicants on February 12...[/quote]
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Saka123
Columbia is a joke. This thread makes it clear that they only care about the money.They do not give a sh*t about applicants unless they want to make sure that they have the money.

Columbia's admission process is probably the worst of all. UChicago, on the other hand, received the same amount of application than Columbia and provided an answer to all applicants on February 12...


actually, I have to disagree. They offered me my place in the class of 2020 quite early and the offer of substantial financial aid reached me just a few weeks after. They responded always in a timely manner and called me to chat about some stuff. I had a great experience with CLS.
[quote]Columbia is a joke. This thread makes it clear that they only care about the money.They do not give a sh*t about applicants unless they want to make sure that they have the money.

[quote]Columbia's admission process is probably the worst of all. UChicago, on the other hand, received the same amount of application than Columbia and provided an answer to all applicants on February 12...[/quote][/quote]

actually, I have to disagree. They offered me my place in the class of 2020 quite early and the offer of substantial financial aid reached me just a few weeks after. They responded always in a timely manner and called me to chat about some stuff. I had a great experience with CLS.
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Harvey Spe...
Your example does not refute that they treat other applicants badly. A fair admission process is like that of Harvard; they release all admission decision at the same date and then they release all financial aid decision on a later day.

In contrast, Columbia admits randomly some students with or without financial aid then starts fishing for wealthy candidates with bullshit arguments. Pathetic.


Columbia is a joke. This thread makes it clear that they only care about the money.They do not give a sh*t about applicants unless they want to make sure that they have the money.

Columbia's admission process is probably the worst of all. UChicago, on the other hand, received the same amount of application than Columbia and provided an answer to all applicants on February 12...


actually, I have to disagree. They offered me my place in the class of 2020 quite early and the offer of substantial financial aid reached me just a few weeks after. They responded always in a timely manner and called me to chat about some stuff. I had a great experience with CLS.
Your example does not refute that they treat other applicants badly. A fair admission process is like that of Harvard; they release all admission decision at the same date and then they release all financial aid decision on a later day.

In contrast, Columbia admits randomly some students with or without financial aid then starts fishing for wealthy candidates with bullshit arguments. Pathetic.



[quote][quote]Columbia is a joke. This thread makes it clear that they only care about the money.They do not give a sh*t about applicants unless they want to make sure that they have the money.

[quote]Columbia's admission process is probably the worst of all. UChicago, on the other hand, received the same amount of application than Columbia and provided an answer to all applicants on February 12...[/quote][/quote]

actually, I have to disagree. They offered me my place in the class of 2020 quite early and the offer of substantial financial aid reached me just a few weeks after. They responded always in a timely manner and called me to chat about some stuff. I had a great experience with CLS. [/quote]
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SoConfused
Has one of you had their phone call yet? What kind of "options" did they give you?
Has one of you had their phone call yet? What kind of "options" did they give you?
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Has one of you had their phone call yet? What kind of "options" did they give you?


I heard from CLS on Tuesday. I asked what was meant by 'significant' financial aid and was told that CLS cannot offer more than USD 10-15k and since I required tuition fees to be waived entirely, maybe I would like to consider my options now. Then I was told that there have been several 'really strong' applications this year and also that the admissions committee was hoping to receive some funds by this time, which they haven't - hence the delay in decision on financial aid. When I informed them of other scholarship offers that I have received from other law schools, I was told that that has no bearing on their decision at this point. That's pretty much how it went.
[quote]Has one of you had their phone call yet? What kind of "options" did they give you?[/quote]

I heard from CLS on Tuesday. I asked what was meant by 'significant' financial aid and was told that CLS cannot offer more than USD 10-15k and since I required tuition fees to be waived entirely, maybe I would like to consider my options now. Then I was told that there have been several 'really strong' applications this year and also that the admissions committee was hoping to receive some funds by this time, which they haven't - hence the delay in decision on financial aid. When I informed them of other scholarship offers that I have received from other law schools, I was told that that has no bearing on their decision at this point. That's pretty much how it went.
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SoConfused
Has one of you had their phone call yet? What kind of "options" did they give you?


I heard from CLS on Tuesday. I asked what was meant by 'significant' financial aid and was told that CLS cannot offer more than USD 10-15k and since I required tuition fees to be waived entirely, maybe I would like to consider my options now. Then I was told that there have been several 'really strong' applications this year and also that the admissions committee was hoping to receive some funds by this time, which they haven't - hence the delay in decision on financial aid. When I informed them of other scholarship offers that I have received from other law schools, I was told that that has no bearing on their decision at this point. That's pretty much how it went.


Ah, I see. Doesn't look good then. Thanks for letting me know!
[quote][quote]Has one of you had their phone call yet? What kind of "options" did they give you?[/quote]

I heard from CLS on Tuesday. I asked what was meant by 'significant' financial aid and was told that CLS cannot offer more than USD 10-15k and since I required tuition fees to be waived entirely, maybe I would like to consider my options now. Then I was told that there have been several 'really strong' applications this year and also that the admissions committee was hoping to receive some funds by this time, which they haven't - hence the delay in decision on financial aid. When I informed them of other scholarship offers that I have received from other law schools, I was told that that has no bearing on their decision at this point. That's pretty much how it went.
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Ah, I see. Doesn't look good then. Thanks for letting me know!
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Hey guys, I’m a current LLM candidate at CLS. I went through this process last year and I know how confusing this time can be. Congratulations to those who received offers! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about CLS, the program, or New York in general. Good luck for next year, the program will be challenging or relatively relaxed completely depending on how you choose to structure it.
Hey guys, I’m a current LLM candidate at CLS. I went through this process last year and I know how confusing this time can be. Congratulations to those who received offers! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about CLS, the program, or New York in general. Good luck for next year, the program will be challenging or relatively relaxed completely depending on how you choose to structure it.
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lucasbbc
Guys,

anyone still waiting for financial aid decisions from Columbia?
Thanks!

[Edited by lucasbbc on May 30, 2019]

Guys,

anyone still waiting for financial aid decisions from Columbia?
Thanks!
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